Good things can come from your Dark Times.
Those range from returning to productive days at work, to learning your early warning signs and thus operating a healthy lifestyle on and off the job.
Ponder the following – I’ve seen them in startup people I worked with and coached – all who failed by various measures, each who entered their Dark Times and emerged positive.
Positive Results – After the Startup Failure
- Repairing and restoring relationships with loved ones and friends.
- Strength by avoiding high-risk behavior.
- Acceptance of possible failure without panic attacks.
- Relief from a decision to end trying to become an entrepreneur.
- Fresh energy from a meaningful job with a new employer.
- Return of body health, including good sleep.
- Returning personal finances to health.
- Confidence on the job.
- Clarity with decision-making.
- Employees enjoy working with you.
- Finding new ways to care for and replenish yourself.
- Discovering healthier ways to express your frustrations.
- Enjoying healthy avocations, hobbies, and sports.
- Not making enemies of people telling you to slow down.
- Allowing people to say, “I have missed you.”
- Learning ahead of time your personal warning signs of burnout.
- Becoming a mentor to others using your new insights.
- Having energy left over to care for and enjoy others.
- Discovering and using new resources for self-guidance and help.
- Not living with the lifelong agony of “I never tried!”
- Realizing there can be meaning apart from money.
- Experiencing sex that is beautiful, sharing and intimate.
- Learning fresh sources for loving others, as well as yourself.
- Exploration of what gives life meaning, beliefs and values.
I wish you The Best on your Adventure!